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Pension fund strengthens unlisted investment team with double hiring

Industriens Pension wants to invest more in infrastructure and Danish real estate, which is just one reason behind the recent additions of two new senior investment managers. 

Peter Schnell Jensenis new senior investment manager at Industriens Pension's real estate investment department. | Photo: Stefan Nygaard Hansen

Industriens Pension has hired two new faces to its unlisted investment department, the pension company writes in a press release.

47-year-old Peter Schnell Jensen has been recruited to the Danish real estate investment team. He joins the pension company from consultancy firm Pwc, where his role included advising pension companies and private equity funds about real estate transactions.

The second new hire will be joining Industriens Pension's infrastructure team. 36-year-old Mikkel Kjærsgaard is leaving an associate director position at accountancy firm KPMG's M&A unit.

Mikkel Kjærgaard, senior investment manager, Industriens Pension infrastructure department. | Photo: Stefan Nygaard Hansen
Mikkel Kjærgaard, senior investment manager, Industriens Pension infrastructure department. | Photo: Stefan Nygaard Hansen

Both of the new employees will have the title of senior investment manager.

"Both Peter Schnell Jensen and Mikkel Kjærsgaard have solid experience and have achieved good results from investments in their areas of real estate and infrastructure. I am sure that they can both help to ensure continued good results within these two asset classes at Industriens Pension," says head of unlisted investments at Industriens Pension, Jan Østergaard.

Industriens Pension has unlisted investments worth over EUR 8bn, including EUR 2bn invested in infrastructure and EUR 820m in Danish real estate.

According to the press release, the plan is to increase the share of infrastructure and Danish real estate in  Industriens Pension's portfolio. The company currently employs 12 people within unlisted investments. 

(This article was provided by our sister media, FinansWatch.dk)

English Edit: Catherine Brett

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